It’s not every day you find your core muscles again, relax in bubbles, conquer a kitchen appliance and bake the perfect holiday cookies. Saturday was that day.
I started my morning with a half hour core workout class at my YMCA. I’ve been building my core through swimming, spinning and planks, but yesterday was the first time since pilates that I truly focused on my abs with crunches and leg lifts. Let’s just say that I am feeling every inch of my core today and I am inspired to do some moves of my own every day – I’ll let you know how that goes…
After some more time at the gym and a long walk in the beautiful February Bay Area weather, I found myself with some time before my next weekend activity. I needed to shower off the lovely apres gym smell and decided to draw a bath instead of my run of the mill shower. I got the bubbles going, I set up my laptop so I could watch a little netflix and enjoyed the time to myself reclining in the tub. The tub might have to become a weekend ritual.
Once I was all clean I was off for an afternoon of kitchen adventures, including mastering a pressure cooker. Have you ever tried one of these? Well we had not and Mr. Pressure Cooker almost won.
But despite a slight malfunction the meal was saved.
After the intense pressurized experience we decided to move to more familiar kitchen tools and turned to baking Purim cookies – hamantaschen!
It was our first time and they came out beautifully and sooooo delicous!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
A successful day of firsts.